Growth of the Soil. [The book comes with an original envelope, addressed by Hamsun in Grimstad in the 1920’s to german writer Dr.Alfred Neumann / The envelope includes a signed Billet by Knut Hamsun]. Translated from the Norwegian of Knut Hamsun by W.W.Worster.
[First American Edition of ‘Markens Grøde’ / ‘Segen der Erde’]. Two Volumes (complete set). New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1921. Octavo (14 cm x 19.5 cm). Volume I: Frontispice-Portrait of Hamsun, 304 pages / Volume II: 276 pages. Hardcover / Original, beautiful publisher’s decorative cloth. Absolutely excellent condition of this first american edition of one of the greatest books of 20th century literature. These Volumes are usually dull and faded but these bindings are in unusually firm, intact and vibrant coloured, near fine condition with only the faintest signs of wear and the set comes with a very rare, signed, autographed card, sent by Hamsun to later exile, german writer, Dr. Alfred Neumann. An amazing chance to own a timeless classic with an autograph by one of the 20th century best writer’s most favorite idols and inspiration.